From today on DVD / Blu-ray Legendary sci-fi classic in the ultimate edition

From today on DVD / Blu-ray: Legendary sci-fi classic in the ultimate edition

Actually it should be ready on August 6th, but with a one-week delay the time has finally come: The iconic science fiction adventure “Flash Gordon” is available in various chic editions from today.

For some it is a trashy space odyssey whose popularity is difficult to understand even after all these years, for others it is one of the most iconic adventures in science fiction history – that is “Flash Gordon”, in which the eponymous hero is and football player (Sam J. Jones) with the nasty emperor Ming (Max von Sydow) of the planet Mongo and finally rises to the intergalactic hero.

For the 40th anniversary of Mike Hodges’ legendary classic, the cult film from 1980 was not only extensively restored for the first time in 4K quality, on top of that, new bonus material was also produced specially for the new home theater exploitation – depending on the edition in excess or a little more manageable, but is still generously present. These versions are available:

Limited Collector’s Edition (Blu-ray) *

Limited Collector’s Edition (Blu-ray) *

Steelbook (4K

Steelbook (4K

DVD*

DVD*

This is what the “Flash Gordon” new editions offer

In addition to the new master for better picture and sound quality and a selection of extras that are on board in all editions – such as an audio commentary from director Hodges, galleries, trailer and a behind-the-scenes feature – there is the film in the Steelbook -Edition on both 4K Blu-ray and Blu-ray. On top of that there is the new documentary “Lost in Space: Nic Roeg’s Flash Gordon”.

Those who can do without the 4K version and prefer the full load of background information instead are better off with the limited Collector’s Edition. It also contains the legendary soundtrack for the film, the full-length documentary “Life After Flash” as well as lots of other exclusive extras such as trading cards, a poster and a Flash patch.

For all fans who have adored “Flash Gordon” since childhood, the new editions are a great opportunity to experience the film in unprecedented quality – and to put it on the shelf in a chic, extensive edition 123 movies. And if you have never heard of the film, you might feel like it after the trailer:

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